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Name of instrument/First year sold/Where designed BioPlex 2200/2006/Australia
Country where manufactured/Where reagents manufactured Australia/U.S.
Number of units in clinical use in U.S./Outside U.S.
Operational type/Model type/Sample handling system continuous random access/floor standing/rack
Dimensions in inches (H × W × D)/Instrument footprint in sq. feet 58 × 72 × 34/12
Tests available on instrument in U.S. ANA Screen, anti-dsDNA (quantitative.), anti-SS-A, anti-SS-B, anti-Sm/RNP, anti-Sm, anti-RNP, anti-Scl-70, anti-Jo-1, anti-centromere B, anti-chromatin, anti-ribosomal P, anti-CCP, anti-GBM IgG, anti-MPO IgG, anti-PR3 IgG, EBV-nuclear antigen IgG, EBV-viral capsid antigen IgG, EBV-early antigen diffuse IgG, EBV-viral capside antigen IgM, heterophile IgM, syphilis IgG, toxoplasma gondii IgG, cytomegalovirus IgG, rubella IgG (quantitative.), cytomegalovirus IgM, rubella IgM, measles IgG, mumps IgG, rubella IgG (qualitative), varicella-zoster virus IgG, HSV-1 IgG, HSV-2 IgG
Tests not available in U.S. but submitted for clearance Anti-deamidated gliadin (DGP) IgA, anti-tissue transglutaminase (tTG) IgA, anti-DGP IgG, anti-tTG IgG, anti-cardiolipin IgA, anti-beta2 glycoprotein (ß2GPI) IgA, anti-cardiolipin IgG, anti-ß2GPI IgG, anti-cardiolipin IgM, anti-ß2GPI IgM
Tests not available in U.S. but available in other countries Syphilis IgM, toxoplasma gondii IgM, anti-deamidated gliadin (DGP) IgA, anti-tissue transglutaminase (tTG) IgA, anti-DGP IgG, anti-tTG IgG, anti-cardiolipin IgA, anti-beta2 glycoprotein (ß2GPI) IgA, anti-cardiolipin IgG, others
Tests in development HIV, hepatitis, vitamin D, lyme
Tests not available on other manufacturers’ analyzers heterophile antibodies
Fully automated microplate system no
Number of each analyte performed in separate disposable unit
Number of wells in microplate
Methods supported/Separation methods bead flow cytometric (multiplex)/magnetic particle
Number of different measured assays onboard simultaneously 33
Number of different assays programmed, calibrated at once 33
Number of user-definable (open) channels
Number of different analytes for which system accommodates reagent containers onboard at once/Tests per container set 33/100
Shortest/Median onboard reagent stability/Refrigerated onboard 720 hours/30 days/yes (2°–8°C)
Multiple reagent configurations supported no
Reagent container placed directly on system for use yes
Reagents bar coded/Information in bar code yes/kit type, lot number, kit serial number
Same capabilities when 3rd-party reagents used/Susceptibility to carryover no/2 ppm
Walkaway capacity in minutes/Specimens/Tests-assays 480 minutes/800/9,600
System is open (home-brew methods can be used)/Liquid or dry system closed/liquid
Uses disposable cuvettes/Maximum number stored yes/800
Uses washable cuvettes/Replacement frequency no/—
Minimum specimen volume required 5 µL
Minimum sample volume aspirated precisely at once/Minimum dead volume 5 µL/220 µL
Supplied with UPS (backup power)/Requires floor drain yes/no
Requires dedicated water system/Water consumption no/0.5 L per hour
Noise generated <67 decibels
Has dedicated pediatric sample cup/Dead volume no/—
Primary tube sampling/Tube sizes/Pierces caps on primary tubes yes/10–16 mm diameter, 41–100 mm height/no
Sample bar-code reading capability/Autodiscrimination yes (2 of 5 interleaved, Codabar, codes 39 and 128)/yes
Bar-code placement per CLSI standard Auto2A yes
Onboard test auto inventory (determines volume in container) yes
Measures number of tests remaining/Short sample detection yes/yes
Auto detection of adequate reagent or specimen yes
Clot detection/Reflex testing capability yes/yes
Hemolysis detection-quantitation/Turbidity detection-quantitation no/no
Dilution of patient samples onboard/Automatic rerun capability yes/no
Sample volume can be increased to rerun out-of-linear range high results/ Increased to rerun out-of-linear range low results
Time between initial result and reaspiration of sample for rerun
Autocalibration or autocalibration alert yes
Number of calibrators required for each analyte assay dependent
Calibrants can be stored onboard/Average calibration frequency no/30 days
Multipoint calib. supported/Multiple calibs. stored for same assay yes/yes
How often QC required 24 hours
Onboard real-time QC/Support multiple QC lot Nos. per analyte yes/yes
Automatic shutdown/Startup is programmable/Startup time no/yes/10 minutes
Stat time to completion of β-hCG test
Time delay from ordering stat test to aspiration of sample
Throughput per hour for three analytes on each specimen, in number of specimens/Number of tests (cycle time) 100/100/36 seconds
Can auto transfer QC results to LIS/Onboard capability to review QC yes/yes
Data-management capability/Instrument vendor supplies LIS interface onboard/no
LIS interfaces up and running in active user sites Antrim, CCA, Cerner Classic/Millennium, CHCS/SAIC, Data Innovations, Labsoft, Meditech, Orchard, Rubicon, SCC, Schuyler, SOFT, Sunquest/Misys
LIS interface operates simultaneously w/running assays yes
Bidirectional interface capability yes
Interface available (or will be) to auto specimen handling system no
Modem servicing/Can diagnose own malfunctions/ Determine malfunctioning component yes/yes/yes
Can order (via modem) malfunctioning part(s) without operator no
On-site response time of service engineer <24 hours
Mean time between failures/To repair failures
Average time to complete maintenance by lab personnel daily: 5 minutes; weekly: 30 minutes
Onboard maintenance records/Maintenance training demo module yes/no
List price/Targeted bed size or daily volume —/200–800 samples
Annual service contract cost (24 hours/7 days)
Training provided with purchase/Advanced operator training 5 days at Bio-Rad/no
Distinguishing features (supplied by company) full random access automation; three internal quality control beads run simultaneously with each sample; innovative multiplex chemistry
Tabulation does not represent an endorsement by the College of American Pathologists.